Jennifer Hudson is joining “The Voice” as a coach for season 13.
The Oscar winner will be part of a coaching slate that include the show’s mainstays, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, along with season 11 coach Miley Cyrus, who is returning after sitting out the current run. Season 13 will air in the fall.
“Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivity and sheer talent that ‘The Voice’ stands for,” said NBC Entertainment president of alternative and reality Paul Telegdy in a statement. “Her exceptional skills as a singer and actress have extended to film, television and Broadway, which makes her an incredible addition and a natural fit for our show.”
Hudson is no stranger to singing competition shows, having served as a coach earlier this year on the U.K. version of “The Voice,” which she won. She came in seventh place on “American Idol” Season 3 in 2004.
“The Voice” crowns its Season 12 champion on May 23. The current coaches are Levine, Shelton, Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani.